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Craig resident Jake Garcia stands Thursday outside the Mark Anthony Evans-Lawton American Legion Post 62. On Tuesday, Garcia was elected post commander, replacing Mel Shockley who is retiring from his position at the end of the month. Garcia’s tenure as commander is effective July 1.

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American Legion Post 62 in Craig elects new commander

Longtime post leader stepping down after lengthy tenure in position

Mel Shockley has served as commander of the Mark Anthony Evans-Lawton American Legion Post 62 for the better part of a decade. “Seven years and three months,” Shockley said. “A pretty long run.” But, all things must end someday, and Shockley is slated to retire from the position July 1.

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